Christmas campaign 2022: “They are not together, but they are together”

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FUNDRAISING REPORT: Christmas action: they are not together, but they are together.

Thousands of Belarusians, who rebelled against violence and injustice in August 2020, were behind bars. Their children, of course, were waiting for a better gift: the return home of their parents. But that hasn't happened yet…

For us, Belarusian Solidarity Foundation BYSOL, as well as for all Belarusians, it was very important to make sure that even in dark times the families of political prisoners had a holiday. And we did it together with you, thanks to the campaign “They are not with you, but together!

130 children, from nearly 70 families — 130 children's smiles, 130 unique emotions and memories, 130 burning hearts, waiting for their parents and remembering them.

During this time we collected and donated 11,311 euros (from 100 to 300 euros per family). We're sure that the children will carry these memories through their lives, but the brightest thing for them will still be meeting their parents soon. And if Christmas and New Year's Eve are a time for making wishes come true, then may it come true for them as soon as possible.

We thank everyone who lent a helping hand to create this wonderful holiday for the Belarusian children of political prisoners.



Many political prisoners have young children. They know nothing about politics, but they know exactly that they want to celebrate the family holiday with their dear fathers and mothers. The freedom of a parent would be the best gift for them, because family is sacred, and for them to gather around the Christmas table all together is priceless. How important it is that even in these dark times, the families of Belarusian political prisoners have a holiday. Despite everything. To gain strength from bright events, to make their loved ones happy and to nourish the faith in victory inside them.

Belarusian Solidarity Foundation BYSOL announces the action “They are not together, but together!

The essence of the action is that a political prisoner or a prisoner on political grounds “presents” to their children a holiday — a letter with greetings, which will be handed over by Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden. They will tell the child that they came to visit the family because they were asked to do so by the father or mother who is imprisoned.

Children can take a family photo with Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden and send it to their dad or mom in a letter to the prison.  That way the family will touch each other invisibly and smile.


If you are a relative of a political prisoner and would like to receive a visit from Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden, please fill out the form.

The collection is over. Сollected:
€ 11 311
The collection is over. Сollected: € 11 311